Le Colonial

Top choice french in Gold Coast

Step into the dark-wood, candlelit room, where ceiling fans swirl lazily and big-leafed palms sway in the breeze, and you'd swear you were in 1920s Saigon. Staff can arrange vegetarian and gluten-free substitutions among the curries and banana-leaf-wrapped fish dishes. If you want spicy, be specific; everything typically comes out mild.

Le Colonial is perfect for a romantic date. You'll need reservations for a table, though walk-ins can head upstairs to the bar and eat there.